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What is pg.exe?

Part of Protection Governor (PC protection type) by Neurotechnology

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How does pg.exe run?

Service - pg.exe runs as a background Windows service called 'Neurotechnology' (Neurotechnology). This service runs as the SYSTEM account with extensive privileges on the local computer, and acts as the computer on the network. Neurotechnology runs as a program that can be started by the Service Controller and that obeys the service control protocol. This type of service runs in a process by itself.


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.1% of all Boost users have the pg.exe process running.Of the 0.1% of pg.exe users, 19.0% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is pg.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00017% CPU1661.8%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
          3.1 MB RAM14.4%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
         5 GDI objects3.3%
Average number of GUI GDI and USER objects for all programs is 150.
          27 context switches/sec27.0%
Average context switches for all programs is 100 per second.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\neurotechnology\verifinger 6.0\activation\pg.exe

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Microsoft Windows XP (5.1.2600.196608)
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File details

File name: pg.exe
Publisher: Neurotechnology (verified)
Name: Protection Governor (PC protection type)
Description: Protection Governor (PC protection type) 1.0
Version: 1, 0, 0, 34429
Size: 204.71 KB
Original file name: pg.exe

Digital certificate

Issued to: Neurotechnology
Certificate authority: VeriSign
Effective date: 11/12/2008
Expiration date: 12/12/2009

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0002782083%
Privileged CPU: 0.0001120240%
User CPU: 0.00016618430053%
Privileged CPU time: 99484375 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 0 ms
Context switches /sec: 27
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 38.49 MB
Peak committed memory: 39.49 MB
Paged memory: 3.1 MB
Peak paged memory: 3.11 MB
Paged system memory: 52.9 KB
Non-paged system memory: 4.63 KB
Working set memory: 4.18 MB
Peak working set memory: 4.19 MB
Min working set memory: 4.07 MB
Private memory: 3.1 MB
Page faults: 1,096
Page faults /min: 0
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 3,458,208
Total read transfer: 695.28 MB
Total write operations: 216,347
Total write transfer: 58.68 MB
Total other operations: 13,141,277
Total other transfer: 242.02 MB
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 5
USER objects: 1
Handle count average: 103
Thread count average: 11

Process details

Runs as (owner): System
Integrety level: Undefined
Windows platform: 32-bit
Runs as a service: Yes
Process Command
"C:\Program Files\Neurotechnology\VeriFinger 6.0\Activation\pg.exe"

Service details

Name: Neurotechnology
Service type: Win32OwnProcess
Description: “Neurotechnology activation service”

Network connectivity

TCP: localhost on port 5000

Image hashes

MD5: 09a32337a41deb085a6e9d3288a1b580
SHA-1: 015adf8d7700ddfeb8e788f638b98cea88fcd55f

PE image details

Subsystem: Windows Console
File packed: No
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